Originally Posted by Allen H
How often should you pack your AS wheel bearings? I have been told every year/every 5000 miles/every3to 5 years or 12000 miles which comes first.
all opinions aside here is the most immediate issue for YOUR trailer...
the warranty on your unit includes a clear mandate.
the wheel bearings MUST be inspected during the first 6 months of ownership, or about 5 k miles which ever comes first.
IF you haven't done this first check yet (at 10 months) that's a problem.
so coverage of hub/brake/wheel issues under warranty, may be a problem now.
beyond this very specific issue (which may be irrelevant now)
there are lots of schedules, but for a unit under WARRANTY do exactly as a/s suggests...
i tow 25,000 miles a year and do it yearly not every 10k, the grease has been reported to 'still look fresh' one time and 'starting to look dark' another...
reason to inspect the hubs yearly is the brakes....
repacking the bearings while there makes good sense.
now let's suppose yearly is a tad too frequent but every 2 years is critical...
so a year passes and there are not issues, then 2 years pass and you can't remember IF you did them last year or not!
see the problem for most folks is extending beyond the recommended intervals usually gets extended again in multiples and too long.
people generally THINK they've done more than they actually have....
and more recently than they really have.
so when was that last prostate check?
(see what i mean)
btw a/s is NOW using nev-r lube bearing packs on some models that are good for UP TO 100k miles, then replaced.
i've forgotten IF your unit has these bearings.
so follow the a/s guidelines for your unit.